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In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

A shopkeeper in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 4, 2009, adjusts a TV showing US President Barack Obama on the day that the US president visits Egypt. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)

WASHINGTON — Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. “Television […]

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VOA Exclusive: Nigeria Brings in Foreign Soldiers To Fight Boko Haram

FILE - Chadian soldiers drive through the streets of Gambaru, Nigeria, Feb. 4, 2015.

Nigerian military sources told VOA today that soldiers from South Africa and other countries are in Nigeria fighting Boko Haram.  The sources said some of the foreigners are engaging in ground combat and others are flying air missions. Nigerian government officials confirmed the presence of […]

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Nigerian President Tells VOA Boko Haram Forces Have Links with Islamic State

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says fighters from Boko Haram, the extremist group that controls large areas of northeastern Nigeria, have traveled to the Middle East for training with Islamic State militants. In an interview with VOA Wednesday, President Jonathan said he long […]

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Alhurra App Wins the SND Award of Excellence

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Springfield, Va.— Alhurra Television won the Society for News Design (SND) Award of Excellence for the redesign of its mobile app.   The redesigned app adds new features to accommodate Alhurra’s audience in the Middle East and North Africa. This includes a new custom designed […]

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BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

A man watches Russian President Vladimir Putin on TV screens in an electronic hypermarket in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its detailed Fiscal Year 2016 budget request. The agency, which oversees civilian international news and information programs for people in more than 100 countries, is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into […]

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BBG Mobile Apps Recognized for Innovation

Visitors use their phones during the Mobile World Congress Wireless show, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

WASHINGTON – Mobile apps developed by Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) , Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation (ODDI) were finalists for the 20th Global Mobile Awards at this week’s Mobile World Congress Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. The […]

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VOA Launches 102 FM in Dakar

VOA correspondent Idrissa Fall alongside U.S. Ambassador James P. Zumwalt and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Washington, DC – On March 3, the Voice of America launched a new FM transmitter in Dakar, Senegal, bringing VOA’s French-language programming to that city and its suburbs. “Nearly 20 percent of Senegalese live in Dakar,” said VOA French to Africa Service Chief Jeremy Groce.  […]

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Azerbaijan Ratchets Up Pressure on Ismayilova

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(WASHINGTON – March 6, 2015)  In unscheduled, snap proceedings today, the Baku City Nasimi District Court extended investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova’s pre-trial detention for an additional two months, until May 24.  According to the Azerbaijani state prosecutor’s office, the extension is necessitated by […]

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Statement from BBG on CEO and Director Andrew Lack

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today that CEO and Director Andrew Lack will be departing the agency. The agency will now begin work to attract an equally talented executive to help continue to transform our agency. Andrew Lack was a strong choice to serve […]

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RFA Launches New Edition of Asian Women’s e-Book

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WASHINGTON – Ahead of International Women’s Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched the second edition of an e-book profiling women from Asian countries and regions under authoritarian rule taking up the fight for human rights on their families’ and communities’ behalf. ‘It’s not OK’ […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 27 days

    in prison

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